COVID-19 Update ~ Open to See Patients

To provide the safest environment for our patients, we have implemented the following additional precautionary
measures as directed by the CDC:

Updated Scheduling Process

  • An updated scheduling process to ensure social distancing in our waiting areas will be followed where
    visitors to the facility will be limited to only those essential for the patient’s physical or emotional wellbeing
    and care.

Patient and Visitor Safety

  • All patients and visitors are required to wear a facemask or cloth face covering while in the facility, to
    perform frequent hand hygiene, and to restrict their visit to the patient’s room or other areas designated
    within the facility. We can provide a mask at the time of check in for your appointment.

Staff and Patient Screening

  • We will be assessing each patient and staff member’s risk for infection with a questionnaire upon entry to
    our offices. If you, anyone in your family, or anyone you have been in contact with is experiencing fever,
    respiratory symptoms or shortness of breath or has tested positive for COVID-19, please notify us before
    coming to the office.

Strict Hand Hygiene

  • All patients, visitors and staff will be required to follow strict guidelines for hand hygiene.

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Gown, gloves and eye protection are required for all staff members. Clinical employees will wear N95/
    KN95 masks, gloves, full face shields and disposable gowns. Gloves and gowns will be disposed of after
    each patient. Non-clinical employees will wear Level 1, 2, or 3 masks and gloves.

Updated Cleaning Protocols for Patient and Visitor Areas

  • Non-dedicated and non-disposable equipment (e.g., handpieces, dental x-ray equipment, dental chair
    and light) will be disinfected according to manufacturer’s instructions. Handpieces will be cleaned to
    remove debris, followed by heat-sterilization after each patient.
  • Cleaning and disinfection procedures using EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant will be performed
    in clinical areas between each patient and to frequently touched surfaces or objects through the office.
    Surfaces such as door handles, chairs, desks, elevators, and bathrooms will be cleaned and disinfected
    frequently.

We appreciate your trusting us with your care. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Please view and share our latest COVID-19 Symptom Comparison Chart with your friends and family.

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